Football wraps up preseason with morning scrimmage

Football wraps up preseason with morning scrimmage
Saturday, August 16, 2008

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team held its final scrimmage before classes begin under the lights on an overcast Saturday morning. Afterwards, head coach Zak Willis discussed the success of the scrimmage and the preseason camp as a whole.

On Saturday's scrimmage: "I think the defense looked solid. Offensively, there's still some things we've got to work on. Our pace was good today, the effort was good. There's areas of the kicking game we've got to continue to work on. Overall, I was pretty pleased and I thought Brandon Gantt had a really good day at quarterback."

On the preseason camp as a whole: "It was successful, like most of the camps that we've had. I think the effort, the attitude and the leadership all earned an A-plus. We're pretty healthy, and now we've just got to finish things off and get ready to play football."

The scarlet and gray begin classes Monday morning and will continue to prepare for their opening game. 20th-ranked Newberry will host No. 1 Valdosta State, the defending Division II national champions, at 1:30 p.m. on August 30. For ticket information, call (803) 321-5101 or email